September is here, and right on schedule. When the month arrived, my trivial brain got right to work, wondering why September is the only month with two common abbreviations (Sep. and Sept.). While I didn't know the answer, it did help me come up with today's Brain Game.

Only two standard English words fit the pattern

_ _ _ _ S E P _ _ _ _

One of them is "antiseptics."

What's the other?
Here is the SOLUTION.

THE SOLUTION:

GREASEPAINT.